Both a rock and a soft space: New tour spotlights luxury in Newfoundland

Newfoundland’s craggy shore and rugged landscape have contributed to an image of wild beauty. Now travellers can discover both untamed nature and the softer side of the Rock in a new tour.

Offered by Atlantic Canada specialist Maxxim Vacations, the new 10 day Sea and Serenity self-drive holiday combines island discoveries by day with a luxurious landing each night at one of the island’s uniquely luxe inns. Sure to be a highlight is a three night stay at the already legendary Fogo Island Inn, known for its cutting edge design, commitment to culture and community and stunning floor-to-ceiling ocean views.

During the trip, vacationers will drive across the province experiencing the wild grandeur of Gros Morne National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the outport charms of Port Rexton with its impressively high-end B’n’Bs and a three night stay in St. John’s. Maxxim has included a host of sightseeing including a two day pass to Gros Morne, a scenic boat tour of iconic Western Brook Pond, and in St. John’s a city tour, admission to the Johnson Geo Centre and to the Rooms which is the provincial museum, art gallery and archives. And for those who find that fresh ocean air gives them an appetite, the included Lighthouse Picnic, called by Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine one of its 100 favourite things in the world, is sure to be a savory treat.

The memorable tour also includes airfare into Deer Lake in western Newfoundland and out of St. John’s (or vice versa), use of a mid-sized rental car with unlimited kilometers and 10 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast. And – as with all Maxxim holidays – the services of Maxxim travel advisors who know Newfoundland best.

Maxxim’s 10 night package is priced including airfare from Toronto starting at $3,919 plus taxes per person. Complete tour details and prices from other departure cities are available at; call them for personalized travel planning anywhere in Atlantic Canada at 1-800-567-6666; or see your travel agent.


About Maxxim Vacations: Since its founding in 1990, Maxxim Vacations has earned a solid reputation as a leader in the Canadian tour business, featuring a host of independent and escorted tours in Atlantic Canada. Maxxim’s hand-crafted holidays are its trademark, and the company works in partnership with suppliers to provide independent travellers with unforgettable experiences. With Maxxim, it’s not just transportation and accommodation: it’s also unique activities, the chance to mingle with the locals and experience the many flavours of Atlantic Canada. The company is owned and operated by Newfoundlander Jill Curran and is headquartered at 39 Pippy Place, St. John’s, NL A1B 3X2.

Media contact: Martha Chapman for Maxxim Vacations – 416 614 2845